DIY Gold Turtle Shell

So I warned you guys: now that I have some outdoor space I’m hooked on spray painting anything and everything that I can get my hands on.  My favorite color at the moment is gold metallic spray paint, and my latest project was the turtle shell I bought at Lucketts Store a few weeks back.  


I did have a little inspiration from this fabulous shell paperweight from Furbish:


and this turtle shell box by Nate Berkus for Target (unfortunately not available anymore):


My first step was to prime the turtle shell because I wasn’t entirely sure how it would soak up the paint.  My second and final step was to simply covered it with two coats of gold metallic paint!  



The only difficult thing about this project was figuring out how exactly I want to use the shell.  I can either use it on a table, or drill a hole in it so that I can hang it on a wall.  (I seem to be running out of wall space though, so I think it’ll stay here on my coffee table for now!)

Tom just brought me this blue and white vase back from Korea.  Isn’t it adorable?  It has a funky dragon on it and I just love it!

Coffee tables truly are the perfect spot to display all of your interesting treasures.


I have a few more spray paint projects coming up, so stay tuned for more!

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  1. September 17, 2014 / 8:48 pm

    I like it on the table with the books! And from what I can see, the rest of the apartment looks great ūüôā

  2. September 18, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Gold spray paint makes everything better! Not to mention, that trunk is amazing!

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